Middle School Curriculum
Rehoboth Christian Middle School students have the opportunity to access content that stretches across disciplines and encourages them to be active community members.
6th Grade Curriculum: High Desert Horizon
High Desert Horizons (HDH) is a place-based education program designed specifically for the 6th graders at Rehoboth Christian School. In HDH, students learn the normal 6th-grade curriculum, but in a unique way. Students discover the world around them as they seek to learn about ancient cultures, genetics and diseases, what a place is and so much more.
They spend time out in God’s creation learning how to be a better community and learning about the human and natural ecosystems around us. In the two years of its existence, students have taken their learning to Monument Valley, Chaco Canyon, various pueblos, downtown Gallup, McGaffey and more.
7th & 8th Grade Curriculum
The 7th and 8th graders at RCMS are in a unique situation. Whereas most middle schools try to divide students by ability and grade level, at RCMS, we seek to integrate the 7th and 8th graders to build both community and leadership. For this reason, we use a two-year rotating curriculum in all subjects. In addition to the two years of content covered in individual classes, we recognize that content covered in science, social studies, math, language arts, and the arts often crosses the curriculum.
For this reason, we work to develop and implement at least one integrated unit every year. For the 2019-2020 school year, students will delve into World War 2, the Holocaust and the role of the Navajo Code talkers. This will culminate in a World War 2 museum and program presenting what the students learned. In the 2020-2021 school year, students will participate in the business unit where they learn about money management and budgets, economics, marketing, and environmental impact. This leads up to the Mid School mall where students plan and run their own businesses. These unique cross-curricular events contribute to what makes RCMS a great place to learn.